The Art of Repurposing
When moving I came across a bunch of my old cd’s. Whilst rifling through them all and losing myself in deep nostalgia and melancholy I wondered why I never go through my albums and lose myself in the lyrics and images that embodied the cd sleeve anymore. It was easy to answer – I have all (most) the albums a click away on Spotify.
It really made me question progress for progresses sake. Yeah, I know it’s my job to come up with unique and innovative ideas – oh, the bittersweet irony of it all. That being said, I had all these cd’s that had bestowed so much value unto me and had literally shaped the person that I am, only to be discarded into storage somewhere long forgotten. I decided that this art form wouldn’t be wasted and it should be idolised again, so I decided to create a collage of all my favourite albums.
I don’t know if I just couldn’t decide or if I was being narcissistic and decided to ask Facebook. It’s funny how much music could connect people and I was stoked with all the people that came out of the woodwork to talk about their favourite albums and how much it shaped their adolescent years. It’s funny how music can create community like that. Since finally deciding on 20 albums and creating the collage, it has been a non-stop talking point when people come around to my house.
The point is, I guess, is that there is always a way to repurpose the things that mean something to us. The digital world is slowly taking over most facets of our lives but remember to look back at the things that shaped you and hold onto them as they are a constant reminder of how you got here.
Anyway here’s the frame a bunch of our favourite songs from each album.